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Kibble Katcher bestowed European Product Design Award

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Product offers a functional and attractive mess-free dog bowl and water station

Kibble Katcher, a no-mess dog food and water bowl station, has won the European Product Design Award for Pet Accessories.

Photo courtesy of BlueKube.

Photo courtesy of BlueKube.

According to a company release,1 the Farmani Group, initiated in 1985, developed the European Product Design Award to honor talented international product designers whose innovative products strive to enhance our day-to-day lives and display “strategic thinking, creativity, and imagination.”

Kibble Katcher was a stand-out product with a unique spill-proof feeding design, features raised, BPA-free plastic bowls placed on an angled aluminum shelf that prevents kibble from getting on the floor, thus less to clean up. Also, Kibble Katcher's floating water disc prevents water spills and the separated catcher trays prevent puddles.

What’s more, Kibble Katcher not only is a cleaner alternative it is a healthier one as well as the angle of the bowls promotes improved posture and slower drinking. If kibble or water leak out into each of their catcher trays, the tray slides out, so you can simply pour kibble and water back into the bowls.1

Along with being practical, Kibble Katcher is also stylish and made with aircraft aluminum and baltic-birch plywood for a Mid-Century Modern inspired design.

"Sometimes as a product designer or any creative person for that matter, we take risks in our designs, knowing that there is a chance we may miss the mark. Winning the European Product Design Award helps us feel that taking those design risks can be worth it sometimes and gives us validation as designers to follow our gut instinct and continue designing products people love to use," expressed Brandon Kennington, inventor of the Kibble Katcher and founder Los Angeles-based product development company BlueKube, in the release.

"Kibble Katcher was a fulfilling project to work on as an Industrial Designer. In a market where most dog bowls are plastic commodities, it was a fun challenge to incorporate a modern aesthetic and utility of solving a problem dog owners have of spilled food and water. I'm proud of the elegant solution we reached, and it is powerful to be recognized with a prestigious award," added BlueKube's director of product design, Blake Nichols.1

Reference

Innovative dog product company wins European Product Design Award for their new, Attractive and mess-free dog bowls. News release. Kibble Katcher by BlueKube. September 2, 2022. Accessed September 2, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/innovative-dog-product-company-wins-european-product-design-award-for-their-new-attractive-and-mess-free-dog-bowls-301617083.html

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